Introduction to the Boundary Layer

Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 86)


Boundary layers are of vital importance for transport phenomena. They are thin areas within the fluid, with large property gradients, that appear in solid/fluid and fluid/fluid interfaces. Despite being a small area of the fluid flow, most of the transport processes of momentum, heat and mass take place there. Thus, they are decisive in the design of equipment that involves transport phenomena.


Boundary Layer Reynolds Number Boundary Layer Thickness Thermal Boundary Layer Convective Term 
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